For information only - not an official document
3 July 2018


Media representatives are invited to the opening of the

Exhibition "My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals"

10 July 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Visitors' Lobby, United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States

VIENNA/NEW YORK, 3 July (United Nations Information Service) -  The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and CANEUS International invite media representatives to the opening ceremony of the exhibition "My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals". The opening will be held on Tuesday, 10 July 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) in New York and will be followed by a reception. 

The exhibition illustrates how space science, technology and applications can be used to build sustainable and resilient societies. It shows space-related case studies from around the world with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which is held at UNHQ from 9 to 18 July, namely:

  • Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition will include remarks from  

  • Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General
  • Simonetta Di Pippo, UNOOSA Director
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General at the European Commission's Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency
  • Milind Pimprikar, CANEUS International Chair (moderator).

The exhibition is organized by NGO CANEUS International with the support of UNOOSA, and designed by CANEUS partner MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The exhibition is sponsored by the European Global Navigation Satellite Agency (GSA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It will be open at UNHQ from 10 July to 5 September 2018.


Media accreditation:

Media representatives who wish to attend the opening ceremony and reception and who do not have accreditation to UNHQ can request accreditation  here .

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For more information, please contact:

Daria  Brankin

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Telephone: (+43 699) 1459 8718

Email: daria.brankin[at]

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